Verdict is still out on 2015

EDITORIAL: It’s hard to say yet whether 2015 was a good year, a bad year, or just another year

The year 2015 is now in the rearview mirror, with a new calendar underway.

It’s hard to say yet whether 2015 was a good year, a bad year, or just another year.

The biggest story of the year for Canada was undoubtedly the federal election that saw the Conservatives swept out and the Liberals in.

It’s easy to say with hindsight that the Conservative government had used up its goodwill with a majority of voters – but up until just before the election, it all seemed very much up in the air.

Internationally, ISIS grabbed headlines and territory and incited even more outrage when they took credit for a vicious attack on civilians in Paris. Donald Trump continued to dominate the contest to become the Republican presidential candidate.

It’s hard to say which of these stories will be considered important in the future, whether 10 years or 100.

The truth is, 2015 isn’t finished yet. A lot of balls are still in the air, many dice were tossed and are still tumbling.

We don’t know whether Justin Trudeau will be a good prime minister or not. We don’t know whether the future will think Stephen Harper was a good prime minister or not.

We don’t know if Trump will be a president or be scrubbed, we don’t know if ISIS will threaten the west or crumble, we don’t know if the temperature will keep going up along with house prices or if we can finally stabilize both of them.

Here’s hoping we all get to see the outcome, from a nice safe vantage point about 10 years from now.

— Langley Advance